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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, create an X/X colorless Construct artifact creature token, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.
, Exile Metallurgic Summonings: Return all instant and sorcery cards from your graveyard to your hand. Activate this ability only if you control six or more artifacts.
Metallurgic Summonings Discussion
2 weeks ago
I haven't fleshed out the description for the new list yet, but the general gist is it takes the ideas from this list and trims down the CMC (TappedOut doesn't do CMC for split cards correctly, so the number it reports is wrong), adds protection effects, efficient standalone token producers, efficient targeted clone spells, and tries to go instant speed where it can, and it removes the slow, narrow, and situational cards. In general, it's faster and more resilient with fewer dead cards and more potential to win out of nowhere.
Notable removals from this deck:
- Mentor effects: Talrand, Sky Summoner , Docent of Perfection Flip, Metallurgic Summonings : Mentor effects are slow, removal magnets, and generally not as good as efficient standalone token producers (the same four mana for Talrand gets you five creatures immediately off Hunted Troll ) or clone spells. These three were cut because they're the most expensive, plus Talrand and Summonings don't have the same synergy with the added clone effects.
- Targeted token makers: Adverse Conditions , AEther Mutation , Supplant Form : Expensive, replaced by cheaper clones like Quasiduplicate . Clones have additional synergy with Hunted creatures and the few ETB utility dudes ( Eternal Witness , Imperial Recruiter , Spellseeker ).
- Wincons: Berserk , Confront the Unknown , Fiery Gambit , Willbreaker : Berserk and Confront have been replaced by Appeal / Authority , though Confront might still be better. Gambit is a 3-mana wincon that's annoying to resolve and still doesn't win through infinite life like LabMan does. It's been replaced by Kari Zev's Expertise , which is a wincon, untap/haste effect for Earthcraft, Cryptolith Rite, and Natural Affinity, and also has the insane ability to cast a spell from your hand for free for each creature, and each of those spells then gets copied as well. Willbreaker is painfully slow, requires you to cast another spell to actually do anything, and doesn't even give the haste/untap from red threaten effects. If the deck needs to pass the turn after it tries to go off, Willbreaker's likely going to get removed anyway.
- Synergy: Isochron Scepter and Unsubstantiate : Too slow, and your cheap instants are redundant enough that you don't really need to be able to repeat a specific one. Plus, most of the time you'd want to put a cantrip on it, and Scepter actually increases the cost of those. These are slow win-more cards that look clever but don't actually end up doing much in practice because the deck is already plenty redundant.
- Hexproof equipment: Swiftfoot Boots and Champion's Helm : Cut for Lightning Greaves . Shroud looks anti-synergistic, but the zero equip cost means you can move it over to a token on your turn when you're ready to do things and it can be used to give a mana army haste for Cryptolith Rite or Natural Affinity. If you need to protect Ink-Treader while actually going off, shroud is worse than hexproof, but generally you'll just wait to go off until you have a protection spell ready.
- Cantrip: Shadow Rift : This was actually the hardest cut. Instant-speed targeted cantrips are what makes the deck tick, and for a while I had Refocus in. I eventually decided that the difference between 10 and 11 1-mana cantrips was negligible, and Shadow Rift is the worst one (it does literally nothing; everything having shadow is the same as nothing having shadow). All of the others have at least some utility or synergy.
There's actually an infinite combo in the deck with Spellseeker + Earthcraft/Cryptolith Rite: With one of the rampchantments and Inktreader in play plus some mana to start, cast Spellseeker into Twinflame . Twinflame (radiated) copies Spellseeker and gets more hasty dudes to tap for mana. New Seeker gets Regrowth , which gets Twinflame back. Twinflame again gets you even more dudes, plus two new Spellseekers. One of those seekers gets Eladamri's Call into Eternal Witness , which gets Twinflame back, the other seeker getting a cantrip. The next Twinflame not only gets you four more seeker-tutors, it also gives you another Witness, which can get back Twinflame again, and further Twinning makes multiple Witnesses so you can get back your graveyard, all while drawing your deck through the cantrips you've seeker'd up and getting an infinite army of hasty dudes for attacking and mana (you're tapping two for Twinflame mana every iteration, but each cast doubles your army size).
The most exciting single new card by far is Electrodominance . For a long time I had Savage Summoning in the list because instant speed is so important for combo decks, and this just replaced it. Dominance has the downside of not being able to cast Ink-Treader from the command zone, but it works on all spell types instead of just creatures, can be used as removal in a pinch, AND it's targeted, which means it has the Kari Zev's Expertise effect of casting a free spell for each creature on the field that then also get radiated. We play targeted indestructible effects for protection and Pongify anyways, so you're likely to not even reduce the creature count from the Dominance damage. EOT radiated Electrodominance for X=3 is generally game.
2 weeks ago
Looking at your own Narset list gives me some new ideas! I really like The Mirari Conjecture , Isochron Scepter , and especially Metallurgic Summonings since it fits multiple roles in my token deck. Your description is amazing, am I a mouth breather if I use these cards?
I see that you share my love of Dovescape ;).
1 month ago
vs Toshiro Umezawa + Breya, Etherium Shaper + The Ur-Dragon + Lord Windgrace
Partenza a strappo con Sol Ring di mano e Thran Dynamo + Back to Basics subito dopo.
Sfortunatamente non sono l'unico a partire bene e scende anche un Oath of Druids in casa draghi su cui non ho pronto un counter accessibile.
Breya gira di Oath Myr Battlesphere mentre io metto al cimitero una ventina di carte, prima di vedere una creatura... Ixidron che entra come 2/2. Finiscono al cimitero, tra le altre, Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , Rings of Brighthearth , Rhystic Study e Mana Drain .
Sebbene praticamente al turno 3 potessi già ammucchiare, si va avanti e c'è stallo e fraseggio, finché ci mettiamo tutti a dar contro a Lord Windgrace che minaccia di sparare un Obliterate e chiudere. Tanti saluti, Gattoboy.
Rientro in gioco con Arcanis the Omnipotent che mi fa pescare un macello, e con Metallurgic Summonings che mi rimanda in mano mezzo mazzo.
Ma anche gli altri non scherzano e Oath non lascerà il gioco per tutta la partita, rendendomi la vita impossibile e garantendo un miliardo di instant e scartini in cimitero a Toshiro Umezawa , che mi prende di mira. Spariscono velocemente i draghetti dal tavolo e la mia mano rimane completamente vuota.
Nessuno degli altri player tiene in considerazione il fatto che Breya ha tutorato un Ashnod's Altar e che il mio BtB è l'unica cosa che li tiene in vita perché mazzo artefattoso è totalmente inchiodato a lande.
Concedo quando mi accorgo che tutte le mie combo sono al cimitero, che il mio comandante è fuori per la terza volta e che mi resta una sola creatura nel mazzo.
E nello stesso turno Breya stappa e vince di combo, uccidendoli tutti come degli stronzi. Bravi, proprio ben giocata.
1 month ago
Thanks. For this deck, I went with some more on-theme options. Sphinx of the Final Word can't be countered and makes all the instants and sorceries uncounterable; Nezahal, Primal Tide and Take Possession can't be countered either; Metallurgic Summonings gives you value even if your spells are countered; and the recursion gets your creatures back.
2 months ago
thom-le I will go take a look at your deck and let you know how the button works.
I'm so glad to hear that you have tested my deck out. I think it runs very well and I appreciate the suggestions to enhance some of the cards already in the deck. I think AEtherize and Flood of Recollection are great cards and I have thought about adding them in the past. I'm to that point where it is hard to cut cards. But I will say that the one card I was thinking about cutting was Land Equilibrium. Not that it doesn't help but its tough to spend turn 4 casting that card. It really does "get" the ramp decks which is great but it can also be a card that just does nothing.
Settle the Wreckage is also great, but I hate ramping my opponents. Having Land Equilibrium out would be necessary for me to want to cast that. I think there is enough bounce in the deck that it isn't necessary but that might just be my meta. It is still a great card and would make sense to play over other cards if you own it.
Balance effects draws so much hate in my area that I stay away from those cards but they do work with this deck seeing as how you are usually not ramping at all.
2 months ago
@Gidgetimer, Drunken Reaps:
In previous drafts of this deck, I never used to run stuff like Bolt and Spike for the same reasons you outlined: doing 3 damage of the minimum 40 is, frankly, underwhelming. It wasn't until I got closer to this iteration of the deck that I considered them more. I looked over my options for Instant and Sorcery Burn sources and concluded that if I was going to get anywhere, I had to at least try them. So far things are alright. As one off damage and no momentum a la crap draws, they're awful. In the GY, however, with an active Kess and more expensive Spells in my hand - say, Neheb, the Eternal , which turns Bolt and the like into a better Pyretic Ritual - and they're great for playing when you'd otherwise have less mana to spend. A common chain of sequences can run something like this:
· Tap RR5 for Electrodominance . Player A takes 5 to face.
-> Guttersnipe: everyone takes 2 to face.
· Electrodominance eff., play something like Pyromancer's Goggles or Neheb from hand.
· Use part of what little mana I have left to play Bolt from the grave, Player A takes 3 to face. With Pyro Goggles this becomes 6.
-> Guttersnipe: everyone takes 2 to face.
· If I played Neheb instead, I gain RRR and play another Burn spell from hand, triggering another 2 damage to everyone.
In cases where I have some of these Burn enhancers out already, this is more of a typical turn with X-CMC spells that I know will want a lot of mana. In the above scenario, the reason for hitting hard on one player is for cards like Combustible Gearhulk and Risk Factor ; "Either you can give me CA so I can burn other people and improve your chances a little, or you can continue taking damage. Your pick."
Funnily enough, previous drafts ran all of those aside from Hostility . The draft right before this version ran Goggles, and tbh, I don't know how I spaced on that. Almost. I recall in the older versions that I had issues getting things like Thousand-Year Storm and Metallurgic Summonings on the field because of higher CMCs. I definitely want to try those again, but I don't know what all I'd remove and still keep my curve balanced. Heck, like your Boros deck, at some point I ran a lot of copy spells, but in the middle of revamping that version (only nine regular Burn spells, jfc why did I ever think that was good), I eventually wound up dropping most of those, too.
@Luther: That's pretty much what the other two were saying. And trust me, I've had more than enough chances to learn that 40 life is a lot to chunk down lol. Thanks, though.
2 months ago
You have at least chosen a commander that might be able to pull it off. So we have a solid starting point. I had thought about building a burn deck too but I had decided that since burn is nigh impossible in EDH that I would focus on it being more of an attrition deck. A lot of the effects I was considering hit every creature or every player. Something like Lava Spike just doesn't cut it IMO. Maybe with Kess I'm wrong?
Mine is The Fire Of Life. Different colors and a different payoff in the command zone but you should be able to get some ideas from this.
I think my best suggestion to you is remove all the tiny single target one off effects and replace them with copy effects or value effects. Get more stuff like Pyromancer's Goggles and Thousand-Year Storm . Also some more payoffs like Hostility or Metallurgic Summonings turn your burn spells from being ok/good to awesome.
2 months ago
im trying to avoid higher cost things because my mana base is a little small, im currently taking stuff out to put in more lands, although I will definitely be putting in Jace's Sanctum and Metallurgic Summonings good ideas.
Metallurgic Summonings occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%